2017 Festival Orchestra: Luke Storm

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Luke Storm, tuba

Luke Storm is a freelance tuba player equally at home in the symphony orchestra, brass quintet, eclectic new music ensemble, or as a soloist.

Recent appearances include performances with the San Diego Symphony, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Orchestra Nova San Diego, California E.A.R. Unit, San Luis Obispo Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Long Beach Symphony, and the Jacaranda concert series of Santa Monica.. In March 2008, Storm performed Nick Didkovsky’s Slim in Beaten Dreamers at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, which the LA Times hailed as “tight and spunky.”

In his effort to foster new works for the tuba, Storm has premiered works by composers Peter Ablinger, Mark Applebaum, Jürg Frey, Nicholas Deyoe, Nick Didkovsky, Ulrich Krieger, Anne LeBaron, Larry Polansky, Marc Sabat, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Andrew Tholl, Christian Wolff, and many more. He is a founding member of Trio Kobayashi, specializing in the emerging field of just intonation music for brass.

His primary teachers include Aubrey Foard, Richard Frazier, Michael Grose, Sam Pilafian, and Doug Tornquist. Storm earned a B.M. in Music Performance with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and a M.F.A. in Multi-Focus Performance at the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at UCLA.